Top 10 Best Street Food In Mumbai
Updated: Jan 16
Street food of Mumbai is the food sold by Hawker trade hawkers from portable Market stalls in Mumbai. It is one of the characteristics of the city. The city is known for its superior street foods. Although street food is common all over India. Food in Mumbai is noted because people from all economic classes eat on the roadside almost round the clock and it is sometimes felt that the taste of street food is better than restaurants in the city. People of Mumbai cut across barriers of class, religion, gender and ethnicity are passionate about street food. The vendors are credited by some for developing the city’s food culture. This vendor made Food in Mumbai is relatively inexpensive as compared to restaurants and they tend to be clustered around crowded areas such as colleges and railway stations.
The best food in Mumbai comprises of your first cutting chai, your longest brain freeze, guiltiest desert, spiciest Vada Pav, and the messiest Kathi roll. This street food in Mumbai is like no other. If you are in the mood to tantalize your taste buds, find your excuse to ditch that diet, and walk through some of the best food galis in the country — fellow foodie, you are at the right place! Mumbai, the city of dreams.
So here it is, the ultimate list of the best street food in Mumbai when you are visiting this sparkling city.
1- SARDAR PAV BHAJI
A Sardar deal is always a yummy one. However, the wait is never ending for the delicious pavbhaji . The gorgeous sight of the delectable Pav Bhaji, layered with white cheese and laden with a rectangled cube of amul butter. What more can a hungry person ask for? The Pav Bhaji is less spicy and full of butter. The vegetables contain more of potatoes and less of tomatoes which gives it a yellow ocherish colour. The Pav Bhaji is laced with freshly chopped coriander and the Pav is lightly dipped in butter seemingly. The taste comes more from the copious amounts of butter though. But all in all, it’s certainly a worth visit! It surely is highly recommended for the eternal foodie and also for all those who would mind tucking in a few scoops of butter and not bother about its results on their workout part. Makes for a nice food joint to be with friends and family alike. If you can manage the half-an hour or more waiting time, then you will certainly enjoy the place more.
Address: 166-A, Tardeo Road, Junction, Janata Nagar, Tardeo, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400034
Contact: 022 2353 0208
2- RAM ASHRAYA
If ever you crave of authentic south Indian Food, do visit Ramshray. They serve Simple, authentic and delicious south indian food. Its an iconic restaurant in Matunga which has stood the test of time. The popularity of this place can be seen by the crowd waiting to get a seat Personal Experience : I was among such crowd today at 6 a.m. in the morning with my cousins. We had to wait for 45 minutes outside. There was one person who wrote our name in the list and said that it will take 45 minutes. It was pretty organised. We didn’t mind waiting because the food was finger licking good. We ordered masala dosa, mysore masala dosa, medu vada, rawa mysore masala dosa and onion uthappa. Every dish that we had was amazing as usual. We ended our meal with a piping hot filter kaapi(coffee). After having so much food we were shocked to see the bill which was not more than 500 Rs. If you havent tried this restaurant then pick a date and do give this place a visit.
Address: 24 Shreeji Sadan Bhandarkar Marg Opposite Matunga Kabutar Khana, Matunga,
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400019
Phone: 022 2410 2369
Jhama Sweets a well known brand founded in Mumbai in 1950, started its first smallest store in chembur camp area during refugee period, by Mr. Jhamal lulla. Slow and steady growth led Jhama today with 8 retail shops across Mumbai and Navi Mumbai. Jhama initially started with 8–10 sweet varieties which later now have more than 200 different types of sweets, Namkeens, Cookies, Chocolates, Dry Fruits.
Jhama sweets have been an iconic place which have rich history of serving the best Gulab Jamun and Sev Barfi loved by localities of Mumbai and celebrities. Rajasthani kalakand, made with whole milk, which gives it a silky texture and a deep milky flavor is also one of the drool worthy sweet.
Address: Chembur Colony Mumbai — 400 074.
4- DELHI DARBAR GRANT ROAD
It was more than 60 years ago, a one-time passion to serve the best Indian food has created Delhi Darbar as a world class and internationally renowned Indian restaurant brand.
It is not difficult to see why Indian cuisine has internationally always remained the first choice of many discerning gourmets. Over many centuries of occupation and intermingling, distant peoples and cultures have made India their home, each adding his own twist to local traditions, food and customs. Culinary, they unknowingly created a tantalizing match of available spices, both mixed with a large dose, of the urge to please the palate.
When the first Delhi Darbar opened in Bombay (Mumbai) several decades ago, all the food preparations were ceremoniously undertaken and mixed as were the original recipes from centuries ago.
Today we continue to keep these traditions sacred, to maintain the essential spirit and methodology which goes into the preparation of our food. And that is what has made Delhi Darbar the most sought after Mughlai dining experience in the world.
ADDRESS: 195–197, PB Marg, Grant Road East, Chor Bazaar, Kamathipura, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400004
CONTACT : 022 2387 5698
5- GHATKOPAR’S KHAU GALI
With the abundance of the kebabs, tandoori legs and those keema paos on Mumbai streets, vegetarians have to make do with the regular toast sandwiches or the chaats and fruit platters of the world. Having heard of the famous khau gallis in Mumbai, we decided to step out and visit Ghatkopar’s all-veggie khau galli to get some lowdown on the street food served there.
Address: GHATKOPAR EAST Khau Galli, Sindhu Wadi, Ghatkopar East, Mumbai
6- GOPAL MUTTON
At Gopal’s, you can find meat skewers done Tandoori style with Sindhi marinades. Try the chicken or mutton grilled in their signature Sindhi green sauces as well as the traditional fiery red sauce, all served fresh off the tandoor. They also serve bheja and kheema pattices and their “sandwich”, a cutlet on a pav, served with spicy onion gravy and chutney. Sindhis from Chembur also swear by their roast chicken. This is traditional street food and essentially a takeaway joint so there is no seating, and while you can expect great flavours at a cheap prices, don’t go expecting high standards of hygiene or service.
ADDRESS : Next to Sattu’s, off Doctor Choitram Gidwani Road, Chembur East, Mumbai 400 074.
Tel: 022 2553 6668
7- JAI JAWAN
Owned by Rajinder Singh, who is a retired defense personnel from the Indian Navy, this food stall has been at the current location for 37 years. Over the years, his sons, Gurdish and Anand, took over.
S. Rajinder Singh had taken part in the 1967 & 1971 Indo-Pak war, later he got Medically Board out from Indian Navy. In 1975, the Government of India gave him the stall at Linking Road.
Since 1975, we have been serving up a good time, every time with exciting and flavored menu items that always surprise and delight! From our famous mouth watering Butter Chicken, Kebab and Sizzling hot Tandoori Chicken to our tempting Chicken Tikka Masala and chicken biryani, you will find endless ways to spice things up every time you dine with us.
Tandoori tadka:Tandoori, be it chicken or paneer, have always been a glutton’s fantasy. Right from paneer tikka to paneer makhanwala, tawa masala and palak paneer, the vegetarians have no reason to complain as this Punjabi joint serves the best dishes in traditional style. For non-vegetarians, it has scrumptious starters like rawas fry, prawns fry, tandoori chicken, chicken reshmi, tikka and other delicacies making up a total of 12 staters on the menu.
Address: Jai Jawan (Linking Road). Opp. National College, Linking Road, Bandra (West). Mumbai 400050.
8- TIBB’S FRANKIE
In the year 1967, Mr. Amarjit Singh Tibb tasted a Lebanese delicacy prepared from pita bread and a whopping variety of stuffing, at Beirut. Enraptured by what his taste buds had experienced, he returned to India.
He realized the Indian palate was ready to experience this remarkable roll with its sumptuous stuffing. His resolute wife Mrs. Surinder Tibb by his side, they experimented for a year to create a perfect blend of curried meats and vegetables that would fill the wrap. This led to the discovery of a phenomenon called “Frankie”, its USP being the Frankie Masala.
It was introduced to family and friends, who sang praises for the innovation. And Tibb’s Frankie was born. Launched in Mumbai (year — 1969), it went on to conquer India revolutionizing the Indian fast food market.
The name Tibb’s went on to become synonymous not only with Quality and Taste, but also with Value for Money. Rest assured, it remains the same till date.
Tibb’s Frankie was registered as a trademark by Tibbs BAR-B-Q which now has its presence all over India.
‘Frankie’ is a registered trademark of Tibbs BAR-B-Q. Usage of the term by any other entity/company will be considered a violation as per Trademark Act 1999.
Address: Tibbs Foods Private Limited B — 612 Kanakia Wall street , chakala , opposite Sai palace Hotels Andheri east . Mumbai 400093.
Office No : +(91)-(22)-28214698
Credit : Article written by Kunal Arora